Charismatic Char Dham - A Divine Journey

Gangotri Glacier Shaheen Bagh. Char dham temples
Yamunotri Peak Shaheen Bagh. Char dham temples

India has always been considered as the land of cultural divinity and spiritual awakening. From folk tales to scriptures, our stories and history always talk about taking the pious path towards life. The people of this country have always tried to remain closer to God through prayer and pilgrimage. The Char Dham represents the holiest of the pilgrimage sites across India and is often considered by many as the crucial step towards Moksha. The four holy abodes of Char Dham - Yamunotri, Gangotri, Kedarnath and Badrinath - have found mention in many sacred texts of Hinduism including Puranas, Vedas and even epics like Ramayana and Mahabharata. A journey to these four temples is the ultimate form of absolution and a step closer to eternal peace.

The Char Dham Yatra is usually conducted from east to west in Dehradun. The four Dhams are also known as Chota Char Dhams. As such, the four pilgrimage sites are listed below sequentially:

The Holy Shrines Of Char Dham

The Char Dham Yatra is usually conducted from east to west in Dehradun. The four dhams are also known as Chota Char Dhams. As such, the four pilgrimage sites are listed below sequentially:

Yamunotri Dham

The first Dham is Yamunotri from which the river Yamuna originates. The river is named after the goddess Yamuna. The popular belief is that taking a bath in the water of Yamuna absolves one from all the sins of life and protects him/her from an untimely death. The temple houses a shrine of Yamuna.

Yamunotri Shaheen Bagh. Char dham temples
Gangotri Shaheen Bagh. Char dham temples

Gangotri Dham

Gangotri is the birthplace of Ganga, the holiest of all the river’s in India. Legend’s say that mother Ganga descended to earth from the locks of Lord Shiva at Gomukh. The temple or Gangotri Dham was built by the Nepalese general Amar Singh Thapa and is located close to Bhagirath Shila and Pandava Gufa.

kedarnath Shaheen Bagh. Char dham temples

Kedarnath Dham

In the Vedas and Puranas, the word ‘Kedar’ is another name for” Lord Shiva” so, Kedarnath is said to be the land of Lord Shiva. Located almost 500 meters above Badrinath, the temple is an old stone edifice surrounded by Mandakini River. The view of this temple against its snowy backdrop is just an enriching experience, making Kedarnath Dham, one of the most important Dhams of the yatra.

Badrinath Shaheen Bagh. Char dham temples

Badrinath Dham

The Badrinath Dham is considered as the sacred ground of Lord Vishnu in his avatar of Nara Narayana. The temple was renovated by Adi Shankaracharya and serves as the pinnacle of Hindu pilgrimage sites of India. The temple can be found on the banks of the river Alakananda and serves as one of the most visited pilgrimage sites of India. The difficulty of the journey is in close contrast to the majestic natural beauty of this peaceful and holy place.

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